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The Spirit Clearing Audiobook

The Spirit Clearing: A Michael Talbot Adventure

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Publisher's Summary

After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair? Can love transcend even death?

©2012 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor

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    Farrell 09-21-14
    Farrell 09-21-14

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Depressing"

    Except for the last few minutes the book was rather depressing. Overall the story was rambling with little plot lines that were never truly resolved in a satisfactory manner. The ending was just too simple, it didn't explain enough of the preceding story.

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    Thia 08-24-14
    Thia 08-24-14

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    "Alternate Talbot Universe"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a completely alternate universe for Tufo's main character from the Zombie Fallout series -Talbot. HE is the same but most everything else is different. I still really liked it, same great writing and narrating, but no zombies. There is plenty of supernatural and occasionally a familiar name or character will pop in, but this is not a continuation of Zombie Fallout. It is completely stand alone. Oh and there will be some confusing things that pop up and you'll think you are lost or have missed something. Just keep going, it will all make sense in the end.

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    Amazon Customer Tomball, Texas, United States 06-27-14
    Amazon Customer Tomball, Texas, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about The Spirit Clearing?

    The entire story and specially the ending. I felt like I went through the entire book for nothing. I could never recommend this book to anyone.


    What was most disappointing about Mark Tufo’s story?

    The ending. I was not impressed with the entire book but the ending made me feel like I had just wasted all the time I spent listening to the book.

    I love Mark Tufo and his books. Love the zombie books. Loved Indian Hill. Hated this one.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    I still like Talbot but the book was not up to what I expect from Tufo.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Sorry no. I love the narrator. He is the voice of Talbot


    Any additional comments?

    I really love the other books. I really surprised me when I did not like this one. I would still gladly purchase another Tufo book. I will just be more on guard.

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    Jens United States 05-30-14
    Jens United States 05-30-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Tufo and Runnette are Amazing!"
    Where does The Spirit Clearing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Runnette's performances are great! I've only listened to his work with Tufo but I will explore his other work.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Spirit Clearing and why?

    Talbot of course.


    Any additional comments?

    I just finished the audiobook and all I can say is wow. I can't really say I knew what was coming but I had an idea. Even so the way you tell the story and Runnette gives life to your words I was so caught up I forgot that I ever had an idea what was gonna happen. It's been a while since inward so caught up in a story that I was disappointed it came to an end. Well done!

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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 01-30-14
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 01-30-14 Member Since 2016

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "Mike Talbot hits an alternate universe"

    In “The Spirit Clearing” Mark Tufo plays the part of O Henry by taking us to an alternate universe for Mike Talbot with a twist at the end. The story is a bit slower than from an action standpoint than some of his other works starting Mike, but tells an interesting story. Appearances by Jed, Durgen and others put a unique spin to this tale. If you like the humor and packing in the other Talbot books you’ll probably like this one as well.

    As always Sean Runnette does a wonderful job with the narration.

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    Amazon Customer abilene, TX, United States 01-02-14
    Amazon Customer abilene, TX, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Different Mike,different story,still good!spoilers"
    If you could sum up The Spirit Clearing in three words, what would they be?

    Holy shit dude!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Spirit Clearing?

    When Paul & Dennis, don't make it out of the wreck, in all the other books when Mike remembers this accident they all make it so it was hard to grasp on a personal emotional level for me, I cried... a lot in this book.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is Mike.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At the end, how Paul forever punishes himself. soo super sad.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful book!

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    NinMarysville MARYSVILLE, OH, United States 12-28-13
    NinMarysville MARYSVILLE, OH, United States 12-28-13
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    "Very Difficult Understanding the plot!"
    Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

    I love the Mark Tufo books as a rule. But I did not find much to like in this book. I enjoyed the majority of the book but found the plot complicated and a hard to follow ending. I love Mr. Tufo's humor and sarcasm and was hoping for more of the same, but was greatly disappointed. I understand that a writer must change courses occasionally but Mr. Tufo's wit and humor is what I enjoy about his writing. I hope that he continues his best serials - Zombie Fallout, Book of Riley and Rise of the Lyncans (Rise of the Lycans isn't the greatest he's done, but look forward to a new installment.

    Overall, Mark Tufo is my favorite author of this genre and will continue to follow his series.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More humor and sarcasm, and less complicated plot. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book but found it kind of non-eventful.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I love the narrator of all of Mr. Tufo's books. However, I felt that he was strained in his normal wit full and humorous rendition.


    Did The Spirit Clearing inspire you to do anything?

    Not really. I will continue to read Mr. Tufo's books no matter how much I like or dislike this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Get back to what you're good at - humor, sarcasm, and witty confrontation!

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    Naomi Los Angeles 12-16-13
    Naomi Los Angeles 12-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Meh."
    What did you love best about The Spirit Clearing?

    This was my first introduction to Mike Talbot outside of the Zombie Fallout series.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Tufo? Why or why not?

    Of course. I'm hooked.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Sean is amazing. I can't imagine another narrator for the Talbot and company.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I wanted to cry but unfortunately I never really connected with anyone except for Mike. Sure, it was sad, and other people reviewed that tears were spilled...but It was too easy to discover the twist and the magic was lost.


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    christina m. groetzinger warren, pa United States 12-13-13
    christina m. groetzinger warren, pa United States 12-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I LOVE....."

    I love Mark Tufo.......I love Sean Runette......I love Michael Talbot.......I love this unique twist to the tale of the Talbots.....I can't get enough.....I listen to the different story/series multiply times.....I am SOOOOOOOOO hooked!!!!!!

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    Leah 11-17-13
    Leah 11-17-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Sad, Creepy, with Ending like No Other!!!!"
    What did you love best about The Spirit Clearing?

    It gave a deeper, emotional look into the Mike Talbot that we ALL thought we knew before...But apparently, Mark Tufo knew he needed to take this character to a deeper, darker depth of sadness, loneliness, and despair (With a Big helping of Sarcasm) just when things were looking positive, just for our enjoyment. As a "spiritual sensitive", this one hit home for me more than any of his other stories, because often when encountering spirits trapped in between "our world: and the "after-life", I can feel their despair, confusion, and unfortunately, extreme loneliness, and it is painful and draining on my own soul. I loved the, "Tufo" style of overlapping characters from other stories in his series, even if they were brief. I always get a feeling of familiarity and clarity when he does that.


    What other book might you compare The Spirit Clearing to and why?

    I don't think I have ever read a story quite like this one, it was a new experience for me, and a welcomed relief after listening to the twisted tale of Timothy and the bewildering saga of Callis Rose (Must reads ALSO!!!)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't spoil the story for future readers...It's All good, every bit of happiness, sadness, fear, and especially the "ever explaining" conclusion....


    If you could take any character from The Spirit Clearing out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Besides Mike?? He would be my FIRST choice, but other character would be Jandolin, she seems like the kind of women I respect and would get along best with. Now her Mother, I would take her to the back of the barn and bash her skull in with shovel...But it ALL makes sense in the end!!


    Any additional comments?

    If you have ever wondered what possibly happens during the "in-between spaces" of life and death, this is a MUST READ!!!!

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